Miss Universe Thailand steps down after 'red shirts' slur

June 10, 2014 5:07 AM

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Miss Universe Thailand steps down after 'red shirts' slur

(CNN) -- Less than a month after she was crowned Miss Universe Thailand, pageant winner Weluree "Fai" Ditsayabut has relinquished her title under a barrage of criticism for comments she made online against supporters of the country's ousted prime minister.

"I felt under pressure. I tried to improve myself but what I could not stand was to see my mother stressed," an emotional Weluree told reporters in Bangkok Monday.

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